See also: ˘, ◌͝◌, ◌̮, and ◌̑

◌̆ U+0306, ̆
COMBINING BREVE
◌̅
[U+0305]
Combining Diacritical Marks ◌̇
[U+0307]
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Translingual

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Diacritical mark

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◌̄

  1. (IPA) Marks a short sound.
    Length marking is short ⟨ă⟩, default ⟨a⟩, half-long ⟨aˑ⟩, long ⟨aː⟩, over-long ⟨aːː⟩.
    With a consonant, may be used to indicate a tap: e.g. ⟨ɢ̆ ʡ̆ ʎ̆ ʟ̆ n̆⟩.

English

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Diacritical mark

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◌̆

  1. (lexicography) The breve, used to mark a vowel letter as having its 'short' sound: ⟨ă⟩ /æ/, ⟨ĕ⟩ /ɛ/, ⟨ĭ⟩ /ɪ/, ⟨ŏ⟩ /ɒ/, ⟨ŭ⟩ /ʌ/.
  2. (poetry) Placed over a vowel letter to indicate that the syllable is short. Also used alone to mark a syllable without stress in a metrical foot or verse: see ⟨˘⟩.

Usage notes

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  • (lexicography): ◌͝◌ is used for the digraph oo.
  • (poetry): ◌̄ is used for a long vowel/syllable.

Esperanto

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Diacritical mark

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◌̆

  1. A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called hoketo (little hook) in Esperanto, and found on Ŭ/ŭ.

Romanian

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Diacritical mark

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◌̆

  1. A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called căciulă (fur hat) in Romanian, and found on Ă/ă.

Vietnamese

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Diacritical mark

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◌̆

  1. A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called dấu trăng (moon mark) in Vietnamese, and found on Ă/ă, /, /, /, / and /.